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Peace Envoy in Moscow for Talks on Syria

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations-Arab League peace envoy is scheduled to hold talks in Moscow to find a way to end the 21-month Syrian conflict. Lakhdar Brahimi is set to talk Saturday with Russian officials about his recent round of discussions with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian rebels. Brahimi this week called for an interim […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters blockaded a main highway Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of protests against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters gathered Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Many accuse the […]

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Syrian Delegation in Russia For Talking on Ending Unrest

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Syrian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Maqdad has begun talks in Moscow on resolving Syria’s 21-month-old uprising. The group arrived on Thursday for meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The delegation is expected to discuss proposals made by peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Brahimi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday […]

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High-Ranking General Flees Syrian Regime

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A top Syrian military official who headed the feared military police has told a pan-Arab TV station that he defected and joined Syria’s opposition movement. A video published on a social media website on Wednesday shows the general, Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, saying that he left the government because the Syrian military police have strayed from […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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High-Ranking General Flees Syrian Regime

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A top Syrian military official who headed the feared military police has told a pan-Arab TV station that he defected and joined Syria’s opposition movement. A video published on a social media website on Wednesday shows the general, Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, saying that he left the government because the Syrian military police have strayed from […]

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UAE Says Terror Cell Arrested

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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UAE authorities said Wednesday that several arrests have been made in connection with a terrorist cell that was planning attacks in the Gulf kingdom, Saudi Arabia and nearby states. The official WAM news agency said a “deviant group was planning to carry out actions against the national security of both countries and some sisterly states.” […]

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Activists Say 20 Killed in Syrian Government Shelling

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition activists say government shelling in a northern province near the Turkish border has left at least 20 people dead, including eight children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released a video on Wednesday showing what it said were victims of a government assault on a village in the Raqqa region. It was […]

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